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The Resource Abacus : small enough to jail, directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs

Abacus : small enough to jail, directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs

Label
Abacus : small enough to jail
Title
Abacus
Title remainder
small enough to jail
Statement of responsibility
directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs
Creator
Contributor
Broadcaster
Cinematographer
Editor of moving image work
Interviewee
Production company
Publisher
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community, over the course of a five-year legal battle
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Frontline (Television program)
  • Frontline (Television program)
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gUANuCs6H54
Credits note
Director of photography, Tom Bergmann ; editors, John Farbrother, David E. Simpson ; music, Joshua Abrams
Date time place
Originally broadcast on the PBS series Frontline, Sept. 12, 2017
Dewey number
345.7470268
Language note
In English and Chinese with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Mandarin
LC call number
  • PN1992.77.F76
  • HV6770.N7
LC item number
  • A23 2017
  • A233 2017
PerformerNote
With: Thomas Sung, Jill Sung, Vera Sung, Heather Sung, David Lindorf, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Chanterelle Sung, Polly Greenberg
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1958-
  • 1935-
  • 1968-
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  • James, Steve
  • Mitten, Mark
  • Goldman, Julie
  • Sung, Thomas
  • Sung, Jill
  • Sung, Vera
  • Bergmann, Tom
  • Farbrother, John
  • Simpson, David E.
  • Abrams, Josh
  • Mitten Media
  • Motto Pictures
  • Kartemquin Films
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • Independent Television Service
  • Blue Ice Docs
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
90
Series statement
Frontline series
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  • Abacus Federal Savings Bank
  • Subprime mortgage loans
  • Mortgage loans
  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud
  • Trials (Fraud)
  • Financial institutions
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Commercial crimes
  • Financial institutions
  • Fraud
  • Trials (Fraud)
  • New York (State)
Technique
live action
Label
Abacus : small enough to jail, directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • "SDH subtitles (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same function as closed captions"--Container
  • Program content: ©2016
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Introducing Mr. Sung -- Sung family dinner -- An attack on Chinatown -- The trial begins -- Big banks bailed out -- 2003 bank run -- Borrowers testify -- Gift letters -- Fannie Mae testifies -- Final week of trial -- Jury deliberations -- The verdict
Control code
ocn995854739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781531702205
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887033893
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
FRN63418
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Abacus : small enough to jail, directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • "SDH subtitles (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same function as closed captions"--Container
  • Program content: ©2016
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Introducing Mr. Sung -- Sung family dinner -- An attack on Chinatown -- The trial begins -- Big banks bailed out -- 2003 bank run -- Borrowers testify -- Gift letters -- Fannie Mae testifies -- Final week of trial -- Jury deliberations -- The verdict
Control code
ocn995854739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781531702205
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887033893
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
FRN63418
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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